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My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey

My Awkward, Long and Tall Journey By: Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty Columnist                           Who is Jmorrismua? Well if you have never met me in person, you need to know that I am over six feet tall. I am the girl who was always taller than everyone in class. The girl who outgrew her clothes and shoes within a year, every year ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – Homeless and Broke: How Can You Keep Your Family Together?

Homeless and Broke:  How Can You Keep Your Family Together? By Naimah Latif Columnist   In this frigid weather, there is one segment of the population that really suffers: The Homeless. Although they are in our faces every day, holding cardboard signs at expressway exits, imploring motorists to spare some change, many people feel more comfortable treating them as if they are invisible. Statistics show ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – A Woman’s Right To Choose?

BY: NAIMAH LATIF What About The Other Two People Involved? The ideas we label as progressive are sometimes in reality quite backwards. That’s because they are presented by people who lack higher consciousness. Take for instance the Abortion Rights arguments.  During election times, no matter what a candidate’s personal or religious views may be, if he’s a male, and he wants the women’s vote, he’d better say ...

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EARTH, WIND AND FIRE’S MUSIC MARKS MARKS AN ERA OF SOCIAL EVOLUTION

By: Naimah Latif Staff Writer Celebrating Chicago’s Black History   If ever one needed an argument for keeping the music program in High Schools, one need only to look at the phenomenal success of Earth, Wind and Fire, whose founding members got their start in High School.   “Hearts of fire creates love desire, Take you higher and higher to the world you belong. Hearts of fire creates love desire, ...

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THE FEMALE SOLUTION – “Married? Why would I want to get married? Marriage is for white people!”

by Naimah Latif Columnist “Married?  Why would I want to get married? Marriage is for white people!”   My jaw dropped and my mouth hung open in shock at the words of this sixteen year old sophomore student from my High School English class, his response to my suggestion about planning to marry his pregnant sixteen year old girlfriend. Having a child out of wedlock has become the norm in too many Africa ...

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Stepping Outside of My Comfort Zone

by Jocelyn Morris Fashion & Beauty columnist   I’m going to let you in on a big secret. When it comes to fashion, sometimes I’m a creature of habit. I’ve been blessed to have a sense of the best colors and garment types to complement my complexion and figure. But despite that, I realize that it’s still nice to have someone else’s perspective on what outfits look right. For that advice, I reached ou ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Playing It By Ear

Prissi’s Corner - Playing It By Ear Priscilla Powell Columnist Typically with my personal travel, all activities and events I play by ear. I inherited the gift of gab from my mother, so the moment I hit my plane seat, customs counter, taxi, airport bar or wherever I happen to be in my travel process,  I’m talking. Usually I’m picking people’s brains to see what they like, didn’t like, or feel I must experie ...

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BOOK REVIEW: Dark Girls

By Kam Williams Entertainment columnist       By Bill Duke Interviews by Shelia P. Moses Photographs by Barron Claiborne “In today’s society, dark skin has become linked to longer prison time, higher unemployment rates, low self-esteem, lower standards of beauty, and higher psychological distress. The skin bleaching industry is a multimillion-dollar business. Women go to great lengths to lighten t ...

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L.A. COLORS – Lipstick Review

L.A. COLORS - Lipstick Review   Hey there! So I am a professional makeup artist and I have about four years experience. I have worked my way through many different products! I have worked hard to figure out what works in my professional kit and what works in my personal makeup stash. I’m quite unpredictable with makeup faves. I have favorite brands that are from other countries. I also have some favori ...

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Daniels Builds a TV “Empire”

  Lee Daniels Interview with Kam By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist   After directing and/or producing such successful feature films as The Butler, Monster’s Ball [for which Halle Berry won an Academy Award], and Precious [for which Mo’Nique won hers], two-time Oscar-nominee Lee Daniels [for Precious] has set his sights on TV for the first time. Here, he talks about directing the new nightti ...

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